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Asters and Sapphires: September’s flower and stone

September is here and why not start the month off with the symbolic meanings of the birth flower, the aster, and the birthstone, the sapphire.   Let’s start with the flower.   The Aster symbolizes love, contentment, devotion and daintiness.  If you’ve been lucky to be born in September you are known to be devoted towards living a good life.  You like perfection in everything and you listen more and … Continued

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The Stone of the month – Peridot

The August birthstone: Peridot Every month, we present to you a different birthstone that’s characteristic and unique. The month of August actually has two stones: the peridot and the sardonyx. So today, we want to focus on the peridot but share a little bit about both of them. Let’s start with the main one, the peridot. The peridot is said to have magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares … Continued

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Culture of Jewel: Graff Diamonds Exhibition in Monaco

Diamonds are forever, and even more so on the French Riviera If you find yourself in the south of France, you should definitely go discover the collection put together by Graff Diamonds and showcased in one of the most luxurious hotels in the world, the Hôtel de Paris on the Place du Casino in Monaco. A selection of cushion-cut sapphires, pear-cut white diamonds and extraordinary pieces that the jewelry folks … Continued

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In the press: Jewelry Trends for Summer 2014

We’re always on the hunt for jewelry and fashion trends, and keeping up with the press is a good way to do it… JCK Magazine published a nice wrap-up of the trending topics in the latest issues of our favorite magazines and we wanted to give you our take on it! Here we go.   In Instyle, we’ve spotted rose gold jewelry and soft pinks which are reffered to as … Continued

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The Stone of the month: the Ruby

July is flying by so fast, and we’re just getting used to the summer weather and all its perks. But let’s focus on jewelry for a second… We’ve talked about several birthstones on the blog already. Today, we want to share a little bit about the July birthstone aka the ruby. “The gleaming Ruby should adorn, All those who in July are born, For thus they’ll be exempt and free, … Continued

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Press Review: Joanna Morgan is in the Vanguard Seattle

Hello everyone! It’s Thursday and it’s already the weekend. We couldn’t be happier except when we heard that our amazing designer Joanna Morgan had been featured in the Vanguard Seattle, an artistic online publication in the state of Washington. An arts and culture community, publishing entity, and events producer founded to document and encourage the dialogue amongst Seattle’s creative and arts communities. The Vanguard Seattle vision is to encourage open-mindedness and … Continued

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Jewelry Week Las Vegas 2014: The Bloom Showroom Wrap-up

Thanks to JCK, we created a curated selection from our designers to illustrate what’s happening in jewelry this year. After several jewelry shows in Las Vegas (Luxury, JCK and Couture to name a few) throughout the end of May and the beginning of June, it’s time to sit down and analyse the recurring trends that will influence the jewelry market over the next few months. Straight from Las Vegas – 2014 … Continued

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The Color Edit: Pantone Aurora Red

Spring is all about colors, and color-block is our favorite thing… Today, we want to talk about a passionate and daring color: red. Red is the symbol of courage and passion, therefore it’s often worn by fiery women who are not afraid to make a statement and be themselves. It also symbolizes joy and happiness, so show off a little red sometimes, it can only be good for you! Now in … Continued

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2014 Jewelry Trends – The Bloom Showroom Edit

The jewelry market never stops evolving, and new jewelry trends appear every day. The main sources of inspiration are the red carpet, the runway and obviously the streets and how people adapt the styles they see in real life. For 2014, we identified different trends that will spread through the jewelry collections. The first one is abalone. This lustrous pearl fits perfectly in our jewelry sets and gives an instant … Continued

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Monthly Picks – September Favorites

Labor Day weekend and the beginning of September, as we all know, marks the end of summer.  It’s back to school for students and summer vacations are for the most part finished.  In some areas, it’s even starting to get a little chilly.  In Los Angeles, on the other hand, it’s just starting to get hot – like really hot! Therefore, starting to think about fall and new fall clothing, … Continued

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Handmade, Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

More and more we hear about how to help the environment, about products that are now eco-friendly, and how big name designers are creating eco-friendly collections.  There are lots of websites, blogs, etc. informing us how to live sustainably and environmentally responsible.  One of my go to sites is EcoSalon. In my opinion this is all great – whatever can be done to make our world a better place, I’m all for it! When … Continued

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Bracelet Stacking

I’ve recently established somewhat of a routine every morning where I have my first cup of tea and read emails.  For someone that absolutely hates routine, this has become a time where I can wake up and plan my day. This morning, as I was reading my news feeds, I found a blog post by WhoWhatWear through bloglovin about stacking bracelets and creating a layered look.  I was immediately intrigued as bracelets are one … Continued

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Flowers in BLOOM

Memorial Day signifies many things for people, from the real reason we celebrate to recognize those who have served our country to BBQs and the unofficial start to summer.  For me, it’s all of these.  It’s about giving thanks to our veterans, those who have died and those still serving in the military, but it’s also the unofficial start to summer with beach weekends, lots of sun and flowers in … Continued

A Love Affair with Color

As I was walking to work the other day, all of my 3 minute commute to the showroom, I realized that I love what I do!  I love being able to work with new emerging designers and help them get out into the accessory world. And, for the most part the last few months have been great!  The showroom has opened some great new accounts and has also signed on … Continued

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Modern, Elegant and Delicate Designs

I’m so excited to tell you about our latest designer, Liz Henry Jewelry,to join the showroom.  They were referred to us by Heather, a blogger we worked with here in L.A. Heather has the blog L.A. FashionSnob and wrote about our showroom last year, but most recently wrote about how wonderful Liz Henry Jewelry is!  They’ve actually been named “best of MS” by Mississippi Magazine! We have been getting great response with the pieces as they are … Continued

Casalinda Studio

Casalinda Studio As I’m going to highlight each designer I represent it’s only normal that I start with the very first . . . Casalinda Studio.  This jewelry line is actually the creation of my mother, Linda DaPra, who got her degree in Applied Arts from San Diego State much later in life.  She waited until my brother was in college before she started her college career and the timing … Continued